Operatives of local vigilante in Ezinifitte, Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State have disclosed the arrest of a notorious gunman, Chuma Ejionye, a native of Awo, Ezinifite in Nnewi South who is suspected to be responsible for various atrocities in Ezinifitte, and the entire Nnewi South.
Nnewi South, especially Ukpor, Ezinifitte and Unubi have been hideout of criminals and gunmen, during the height of insecurity in Anambra State.
According to IsL source Nation Newspaper, the suspect, in a viral video claimed to be popularly known as small case.
“I was in Unubi camp, before I moved to Ezinifitte, before going to Agulezechukwu, where I stayed with other members. Then, later I now left the group and escaped, to stay on my own,” he said.
According to the video, the suspect has long been on the wanted list of Joint Security Forces working in the State.
“He is a known kidnapper who has been responsible for the killing of security men, including vigilante.
“He kidnapped a prominent man and collected N1.5 million before setting him free, but unfortunately for the man, he was dumped in a place where he broke his lungs, and has been under treatment since then.
“JTF has visited his house and recovered guns and security uniforms which he used when he was a security man (he worked as a vigilante operative).
“He has been on the wanted list for a long time and has been one of the reasons Ezinifitte and Nnewi South were regarded as being highly unsafe.
“We got a tip off last night and we moved in and apprehended him where he was hiding,” the narrator explained.
When contacted, Police spokesperson, Tochukwu Ikenga said he is unaware of the incident.
“I don’t have such information before me please,” he said.
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